(Wednesday, December 8, 1982) — Sophie’s Choice, a drama film about a Polish immigrant, Sophie, and her tempestuous lover who share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn, was released today in the U.S.
Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film starred Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol.
(Wednesday, December 8, 1982) — The Verdict, a courtroom drama film about a down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer who pushes a medical malpractice case in order to improve his own situation, but discovers along the way that he is doing the right thing, was released today in the U.S.
Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film stars Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason and Milo O’Shea.
(Saturday, December 8, 1962) — The Lonely Bull by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was Alpert’s first of five top 10 hits on the chart (1962-1987).